Yoga JRD Tata
Karma Yogi par excellence
(myths of Karma
Yoga - JRD TATA)
Who is a Karma Yogi
Do we ever realize that
most Westerners are Karma Yogis’ par excellence. They may not be aware of the
subject meaning of the word (or the word "Karma Yogi" itself) ... Yet they have
practiced and followed Karma Yoga since times immemorial, not willingly but inherently.
They were not even aware of the purport of it! To be or not to be is not the question
but inherently following a form of Yoga best suited to needs of today, what more
could a person of the present Materialistic World ask for!!
Yoga stands for doing your duties towards your own self, family, society and masses
without a feeling of doubt, obligation or lust but as a duty one has to perform
in the service of God. Karma denotes one’s capability to think (invoke positive
or negative thoughts) followed by action (thoughts in crystallized form). None
can perform even a single act without a thought preceding it! Can you?
The correct approach
towards the path of Karma Yoga is living in the present (now or never). The fleeting
seconds passing by are the true actual moments within your grasp. You have absolutely
zero control over the past events. You can exercise 100% control over the future
by controlling your present!!.
Yoga denotes trying to communicate with the almighty through various means. Means
or paths are only three ... Jnana Yoga, Bhakti Yoga or Karma Yoga. When you try
to follow the Karma path ... you are called a Karma Yogi for, in fulfilling the
requirements of self, family and society you are doing an act of his (God). Satisfaction
obtained by such deeds is thus, a prayer completed!!
who make prayers as their only solace of Life like Priests, Swamis, Sadhus and
Munis etc. ... are called Bhakti Yogis. Those who embrace Jnana as their chief
aim of Life ... through introspection and Self Realization reach their destined
goal of Life are followers of the Jnana Yoga path.
The path of Karma Yoga is simpler and easy to follow for you neither have to leave
your family and more so enjoy all comforts of Life but via this path you can never
reach the goal in one Life span (Who knows what we shall be in our next Life!
It is always desirable to divert ourselves from the path of Karma Yoga to Bhakti
Yoga or Jnana Yoga in the present life).
At every stage of Life you also invariably follow the path of Bhakti Yoga while
making your prayers (though inherently). Bhakti Yoga alone is capable of taking
you towards God but in Jnana Yoga you have the added advantage of solving all
your queries before you realize God. A Jnana Yogi is competent enough to guide
the whole Humanity towards the Ultimate goal of Life ... The culmination of all
your prayers ... God - Realization!
to who is a karma yogi
Karma Yogi par excellence
was JRD? Frequently referred to as the Man of steel... JRD Tata is the scion of
the Indian technological setup. JRD Tata believed in the concept that infrastructure
building carried the utmost importance in the society as of today.
Tata group as of date is recognized by the Indians not as an industrial powerhouse
but the utmost an individual or a group can do for a country. JRD Tata was a true
Indian at heart... unlike most industrial houses and the politicians of today.
Tata... was a one man show! This one individual was able to build the complete
infrastructure our country India has as on date. Most industrial houses believe
and live on the surmise that monetary gains are the first priority. For JRD Tata
it was the last priority.
Tata believed on the surmise that if the country grows by the grace of God and
countrymen... the Tata Empire is bound to grow. He was a true trustee in whose
hands the building of India was handed over by God Almighty. He fulfilled his
dream of building a strong infrastructure for the country in his lifetime.
a single politician or a bureaucrat could ever corrupt his mind. He was a pillar
of faith for his countrymen. The present generation always looked forward to what
JRD Tata was in his life. They not only learned their lessons in life by trying
to emulate his teachings to the society... but by practicing values for which
JRD Tata stood all his life.
Tata was what he was! A pillar unto himself! He was an embodiment of true love
for his countrymen. During the lifetimes of JRD Tata nowhere in the total Tata
Empire one could find unethical practices in vogue.
of the prime teachings of JRD Tata include his passion for living as a true trustee,
remaining fair to all and sundry in every walk of life, never trying to undermine
the trust his subordinates carried in him and themselves.
Tata lived as a true trustee for in his lifetime he never built a house for himself.
According to JRD Tata life was to be lived only as a true trustee as everything
belonged to God Almighty. Being a mere caretaker in the hands of God... JRD Tata
did what a true trustee is desired to do.
arguments for not building his house was that if he had ever built a house of
his own then it was possible that his wife may ask for building a house befitting
his status. If that was so then it would not be possible for JRD Tata to match
the likings and preferences of the Saudi kings who had the fittings in their bathroom
made of gold and diamonds.
avoid the day-to-day bickering JRD made Taj Mahal Palace Hotel his home. In this
hotel he had two presidential suites built. One he used for himself and the other
was only available for the highest executives of various countries. And JRD Tata
used to say that his most important businesses were conducted by him while traveling
in the lift with these executives.
an extraordinary fait accompli JRD Tata had!
as a true trustee... JRD Tata believed in the fact that the total worth of Tata
Empire was never owned by him. In dealings where vested interest dissolves forever...
the outcome is always bright and favorable. JRD Tata believed in the true value
of a human being and in return people believed in him.
was the belief in JRD Tata that even one verbal commitment from him was enough
for the society. No pondering over the written facts... JRD Tata always believed
in what a human being stood for. He had tremendous faith in his employees and
in return the employees... the workmen believed in him from their heart.
Tata Empire is primarily responsible for building the entire technological infrastructure
of the country. This inculcates such a feeling of enthusiasm and patriotism among
the young generation of today that India still survives the onslaught from the
corrupt political and the administrative Arena.
life is to be lived truly it must be lived on the same terms as lived JRD Tata.
To emulate JRD Tata in practical life is a gigantic task but not unachievable.
If JRD Tata could do it then the common man of today can also do it! For it is
the truth behind the dealings which paves way for the strength in character requisite
of becoming one like JRD Tata.
India, Tata institute of social sciences, Tata institute of fundamental research,
Taj group, Tata memorial hospital are some of the mementos presented by the doyen
of Indian industry, a pioneering aviator popularly known as JRD or jeh to the
bless the Tata Empire! back
to jrd tata karma yogi par excellence
Kumar "Atma Jnani"
Vijay Kumar... The Man who Realized
God in 1993 explains more on Karma Yoga. For more details on becoming karma yogi
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